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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Aug 31, 2011 12:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD/VU/Fugs Stanley Theater

I read an account of that show LIA,that said Lou spent a good amount of time smoking pot with either some of the guys in the band or the crew.Naturally I think he had some negative things to say.I wish I could remember where I read it,it might have the White Light/White Heat book.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Aug 31, 2011 1:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD/VU/Fugs Stanley Theater

I don't remember seeing that, but some pot-sharing seems likely! (Or perhaps nitrous-sharing as well.)
I don't think Sterling Morrison would've given the Dead the time of day....as for Cale, I'd like to know what he thought, as the Dead on Anthem were perhaps the closest to his musical sensibility. Avant-gardists TC and Cale actually had a fair amount in common; and ending a show with long bouts of feedback was also right up the Velvets' alley. Not that they seemed to notice or care.
The Velvets of course already had a very low opinion of San Francisco bands from their previous visits, and after playing a couple shows with the Dead, it appears to have sunk even lower....

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Poster: adks12020 Date: Sep 1, 2011 6:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: GD/VU/Fugs Stanley Theater

As a music fan I like like and respect The Velvet Underground on the musical front but from what I gather there were smug pricks (not unlike members of the NYC art community now). I'm not surprised that they had a low opinion of San Francisco bands. The mentality was completely different. They weren't cool enough for them...in order to be cool enough for the Velvets at that time you had to be bisexual, love heroin (Jerry obviously would end up qualifying on that account) and talk down to everyone because you were, of course, the most intelligent person in the room...in your own opinion....granted this is all just based on reading books and watching movies since my parents were sophmores in college in 1969 and I wasn't conceived until 1981.